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noun [uncountable] chivalry pronunciation in British English /ˈʃɪvəlri/
  1. 1
    polite and kind behaviour by which men show respect to women
  2. 2
    the qualities of being polite and honest and having honour that were expected of a knight (=a man trained to fight while riding a horse in the past)


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